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McReynolds keys Eastern Illinois, upsets Murray State, 82-65

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Demetrius McReynolds scored 25 points and Eastern Illinois picked up a win at Murray State for only the third time in program history, a much-needed 82-65 Ohio Valley Conference victory. The upset knocks the Racers out of sole possession of first-place in the conference's West division. They now are tied with Southeast Missouri State, which notched a 90-61 win...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Murray State’s Damarcus Croaker threw down a soul-crushing poster dunk over a helpless defender

Things are going quite, quite poorly these days for the SIU-Edwardsville men’s basketball team. The Cougars dropped their 20th straight game to D-I teams with a 84-73 loss to Murray State on Thursday night. And the loss featured a moment that may haunt SIU-Edwardsville senior Devin Thornton for the rest of his life. Watch Murray State guard Damarcus Croaker put Thornton on a poster...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray State keeps SIU-Edwardsville winless in OVC, 84-73

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Jonathan Stark hit 6 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc to score 27 points and spark Murray State to an 84-73 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday night. The Cougars have lost 14 straight games, all against Ohio Valley Conference opponents. Stark hit a 3-pointer with 5:07 left in the first half to give the Racers an 11-point lead, but SIU-Edwardsville...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray State to play at Georgia in 2018

(STATS) - Murray State has scheduled a game at the University of Georgia in the 2018 season. Dawgnation reported the matchup on Thursday and said Murray State will be paid $500,000 for playing in Athens. Murray State, from the Ohio Valley Conference, finished 3-8 in coach Mitch Stewart's first season last year.
Via FOX Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State adding wide receiver from Delaware State

(STATS) - Murray State's football program is adding Delaware State wide receiver Malik Golson to its recruiting class as a graduate transfer, Racers coach Mitch Stewart announced Thursday. Golson will be able to play immediately after he receives his undergraduate degree from Delaware State this spring. In three seasons at Delaware State, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Golson caught...
Via FOX Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State seeks improvement under Stewart

(STATS) - Armed with one of the top quarterbacks in the FCS, Murray State will try to improve on coach Mitch Stewart's first season in its 11-game 2016 schedule which was announced Wednesday. The Racers went 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference in Stewart's initial campaign. But their returnees include quarterback KD Humphries, who led the FCS in completions (330)...
Via FOX Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Reslient Humphries ready to lead Murray St. into OVC play

There were times during the 2013 season when KD Humphries thought about leaving Murray State to play at another school. Two years later, there's no place the junior would rather be. One of the most promising quarterbacks in the FCS, Humphries leads the Racers (1-2) into Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference opener against visiting Tennessee Tech more confident than ever. "The biggest...
Via Associated Press
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Murray State guard excited to be in 2K16

For any ten to fifteen-year-old kid (gender neutrality is awesome) one of the best, or worst depends on how you look at it, things to do is to spend hours creating a player in Madden to do two things: A) Resemble your real-life self in the best way possible, besides having overly defined biceps, and B) Terrorize your buddies when you put ALL his state up to 99 on everything, including...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State names Matt McMahon new head coach

Calling the last 48-hours in the Murray State coaching world a “roller-coaster” is a bit of an understatement. Jeff Goodman of ESPN first reported Tuesday afternoon that the school plans to name Matt McMahon their new head coach. The reports come just a day after former head coach Steve Prohm announced that he was leaving to coach at Iowa State. What’s even more whirlwind...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State targeting assistants to replace Steve Prohm

Now that former head coach Steve Prohm has taken the Iowa State job, Murray State needs to find his successor. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the university has two candidates in mind: assistant coach William Small and former assistant Matt McMahon. Murray State targeting two candidates to replace Steve Prohm: asst. William Small and fmr asst. Matt McMahon, sources told...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

PF Brion Sanchious Commits to Murray State

Florida power forward Brion Sanchious, of Northeast High School, has committed to and signed with Murray State. Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop reported the story. 2015 Northeast (FL) PF Brion Sanchious has committed to, and signed with, Murray State. — Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) May 6, 2015 Sanchious, who stands 6’9″, 219 pounds, will join and make even stronger a Racers...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State's Cameron Payne, OVC player of year, to enter NBA draft

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne will forego his final two seasons to enter the NBA draft. The Memphis native earned honorable mention for The Associated Press All-American team after leading the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring at 20.2 points per game last season. Payne ranked 13th nationally in scoring and assists (6.0 per game). Payne was voted OVC Player...
Via Associated Press
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Old Dominion’s Crazy NIT Buzzer-Beater Adds To Murray State’s Misery (Video)

One of March’s maddest moments came from the NIT of all places. Old Dominion is moving on to the NIT semifinals after a thrilling 72-69 win over Murray State. The game was exciting from beginning to end, but it’s the finish that has to be seen to believe. With just seconds to play and having to inbound from underneath its own basket, Old Dominion looked like it was going to have...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State should be blowing bubbles

The next 48 hours will be filled with “bubble talk” by NCAA college football fans and would be bracketologists. “Last four in” “first four out” will be popular terms as the merits of the final teams are debated by the…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Try This Murray State Solution: Settle It On the Court

I love March Madness. There’s nothing like watching teams from small conferences battle it out for the opportunity to earn a spot on the big stage. However, I’m not suggesting that the process is perfect. Every year, it seems there’s a No. 1 seed that gets upset in the conference tournament and misses out on a chance to play in the Big Dance. It could happen again this spring...
Via The Student Section
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Solving the Conference Tournament Conundrum

Belmont and Murray State staged the best game of the entire season Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament final. Unfortunately, the wrong team won. Murray State had a perfect record of 16-0 in conference play this season. Yet, CBS will probably be showing America a room full of dejected Racers next Sunday when the NCAA tournament field is announced. Them’s the...
Via The Student Section
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

An Ohio Valley Upset Creates a Not-So-Great Debate For Murray State

The first automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament was handed out on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. The way in which the Belmont Bruins earned their way into the field of 68 could not have been more dramatic. Belmont and its opponent, the Murray State Racers, basically traded basketball haymakers for 40 minutes. The two teams either tossed in one outrageously long three...
Via The Student Section
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

John Lollar of Murray State has highest leg kick in the history of leg kicks (VIDEO)

@JDrumUK Murray State pitcher John Lollar has the highest leg kick in the history of baseball on any planet.  It’s science.  He doesn’t have any tendons or ligaments and his body is composed of 40% elastic.  Fine, that’s a lie.  40% elastic? You bought that? Seriously, watch this leg kick and then try to replicate it.  Warning: have plenty of ice and an orthopedic surgeon...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray State Pitcher Has One Of Most Insane Leg Kicks Ever Seen (Photo)

John Lollar is more flexible than you. Lollar is a pitcher for the Murray State baseball team, and he’s ascended to relative baseball Internet fame thanks to what he’s able to do with his left leg, specifically during his windup. Jeff Drummond was able to capture Lollar’s crazy windup on film, and it should put yoga instructors (not to mention Orlando Hernandez) to shame. Lollar’s...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray St. beats Tennessee-Martin 91-77

Cameron Payne knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead Murray State in a 91-77 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday afternoon. Payne was 6 of 10 from long range and finished with five assists. Jarvis Williams and Jeffery Moss both added 20 points, with Williams finishing with 15 boards and Moss going 14 of 14 from the line for the Racers...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Southern Illinois HC Barry Hinson Had An Incredible Postgame Rant Last Night

Last night, Southern Illinois lost to Murray State 73-65, dropping the Salukis’ record to 2-8 on the season. Naturally, head coach Barry Hinson is not pleased with the current performance of his team, and he has finally had enough — last night he absolutely blew up in postgame press conference. His references are just pure comedy gold — he explodes about how awful his team...
Via College Spun
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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